RANT BELOW! I’m having a day and feel like complaining.
And they’re just as empty
Some people follow me with a Follow4Follow in mind.
I usually go along and follow back without checking the content of their blog.
This isn’t a good way to go about it because suddenly pornographic images show up in my Followed Sites Reader and, quite frankly, I’m a prude and find it gross as fuck. Especially bondage things… even though I’m not against BDSM. It’s just, like, I don’t want it there unless I’m purposely searching for it on Google.
Follow4Follow is also not a great idea because of the dreaded fake as fuck BEAUTY BLOGS.
To be clear, I love makeup. I danced for 10 years (new secret revealed! This was before I got sick) and whenever I had to perform I got dolled up. When I had a YouTube show as a teenager (thanks 4Chan for trolling the fuck out of me) I slathered my face and glowed like a mutafuckin phoenix.
However, the Beauty Blogs that I see, by and large, are so full of shit. These bloggers create the most heavily edited Instagram (think Kardashian level. More Courtney because she is into health and fitness), tweet everything like they discovered the secret of youth- POMEGRANATE JUICE (or insert any juice, cleanse, etc) and use Pinterest like it’s the actual real life Garden of Eden and totally attainable.
More on Pinterest- Am I the only one who hates Pinterest? Okay, I don’t full on hate it. It’s useful for planning themed parties (which I love!) and themed weddings (… jaded) and finding cool tattoos (I like tattoos). But, Pinterest makes everything look so lovely. So edited. So fake.
Now some beauty bloggers do great reviews on makeup I would have otherwise purchased. And some offer really interesting takes on trends. And some try to boost your self-confidence somehow in-between giving you ways to change everything about yourself.
But the other bloggers with their personas- obvious 3 inches of caked up makeup, dreaded shaded Instagram brows and directions to the Fountain of Youth (they are better explorers than León!), follow me for a Follow4Follow. And, just, no.
If they took the time to read what I actually do, they wouldn’t bother with the Follow. My blog is the antithesis of propagating falsehood- I’m a shitty biographical trauma poet.
PS I also just puked. I still can’t eat because of my depression.